Re: Front Leg
>>> Again, a great discussion. I think we have disagreed about this before. But I still contend that there is very good bat speed at extension. In fact, I think maximum batspeed is at extension as Paul Nyman states. The problem comes from the fact that it is very difficult to get extension against top pitching. Griffey, McGwire, ARod often do, to name a few. It creates a long swing that isn't useful (it's fast but takes to long to get the barrel to the ball). Therefore, some batspeed is sacrificed for bat quickness by most all mlb players.
But, at extension, when the hands stop and the barrel whips around, the batspeed is significant. I have a clip of Arod, completely broken down, clearly disconnected and extending, reaching for an outside pitch and he hits the ball 390 feet. Where did that batspeed come from? It had to come from the whip effect. <<<
There is no (noda, none) bat speed gain at full extension from the “whip effect” you described. I thought you had “The Final Arc ll.” In the video/dvd we show 2 test that prove the whip effect is nonexistent with a ridged object like a bat. Go to “Bat Speed Research” and read ‘Test the “Crack of the Whip” Theory’. Believe me Teacherman, the theory is a fallacy when applied the baseball swing.
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